NEC: outs a 7-inch netbook, runs Tegra 2
The NVIDIA Tegra 2 platform seems to be becoming a huge hit among the ultra-portable machines, mainly due to the much improved graphics over Atoms. Another gadget in the market with this platform is a 7-inch netbook by NEC. The system was showcased during the recent CES.
We are not sure about the name, and even NEC listed it as “Mobile notebook, based on Android”. We are talking a pretty cramped up form-factor with a reasonable sized keypad and no trackpad and mouse-buttons. The whole body has a black matte look which looks quite fragile. The WVGA resistive LCD touch display panel is glossy though, and as a result reflects light a lot.
The right side has an SD-card slot and the power-out. There is a micro USB port and provision for headphone on the left side. The webcam is located
The little guy is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 platform. It runs Android 2.2 aka Froyo (you can see the hot-keys on the keypad). When asked whether it will have Honeycomb or Chrome OS, there was no answer, so we can take that as a no for now. Note that Honeycomb is the recommended Android version anything tablet, because it is built for larger screen sizes than the ones before it.
The system has built-in Wi-Fi and weighs only 600gms.
Pricing and availability
Both are not official yet.